Private Car Sales

The Meet
and Greet

Private car sales - The meet and greet...
The 8th of 14 steps on how to sell your car private party

The key to the meet and greet, is that you as a person make a good first impression. This is important because this will reflect on how well the car has been maintained and driven.

If you first meet with a potential buyer wearing overalls and a hole ridden shirt with mustard stains on it, then a buyer is going to think, whether consciously or subconsciously, that if you can't take care yourself, then you sure didn't take care of the car.

Also, if you are a younger person and are selling a sportier car, then you don't want to meet the buyer wearing your Fast and the Furious T-shirt, bragging about how you red lined it while doing 150 MPH on Interstate 10.

This will tell the buyer, even if another younger person, that the car has been driven rough and may be in need of some major mechanical repairs in the near future.

All in all, you don't necessarily have to dress up, but you certainly don't want to dress down. Dressing down can subconsciously bring down the value of the car in the buyers mind.

Be sure to:

  • Brush your teeth
  • Comb your hair
  • Do not smoke! Even out of the vehicle. Buyers will think that you may have smoked in the vehicle and that kills the value for non-smokers.
  • Be polite
  • I think you catch my drift here...

Now that you know the importance of the meet and greet...
What would you like to do next?

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Taking Calls From Buyers
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The Walk Around

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